Dix Range Traverse (4 of 5)

There's nothing I can write that could begin to encompass the excellence that is the Dix Range.  Mark and I set out to tackle all 5 mountains (Macomb, Carson/S. Dix, Grace, Hough, and Dix), but only managed to get 4 of them - leaving Dix (and the Beckhorn) for another day.  At 17 miles, this was …

Continue reading Dix Range Traverse (4 of 5)


Hammock Camping

I've been doing a lot of research (both reading and asking around) about backcountry camping, and it seems that hammocks (instead of tents) are the way to go these days. They are typically lighter and less expensive than tents (two great points in my opinion) and they benefit from the ability to be setup anywhere …

Continue reading Hammock Camping